Mullins capital murder case moves closer to trial
Capital murder suspect Julius Orion Xavier Mullins began pre-trial Tuesday, Jan. 7, with no trial date being set.
Mullins was charged with capital murder by terror threat, a felony, after the body of Olney High School teacher Manuela Allen was found near Lake Cooper on July 7. Mullins was arrested and charged in connection with the murder on July 15.
In July, The Graham Leader reported on the murder, based on a Young County warrant obtained by the Archer County News. The warrant, written by Texas Ranger Michael Schraub, detailed the probable cause for the arrest.
According to the warrant, Mullins had intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Allen by asphyxiation, causing fractures to the neck. The victim also suffered multiple stabs wounds, along with the asphyxiation.
Mullins did not appear in court on Tuesday, but his attorney Reggie Wilson stated he had no objections and will begin filing to have a trial date set.
The case will go to a plea negotiation docket on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the Young County District Court.